Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos

#10 of 124 in Nature in New Mexico
Pass through centuries of American history at Pecos National Historical Park. Tour the remains of Indian pueblos, evidence of some 400 years of settlement here by Native Americans, who traded pottery for copper and seashells. Look for the remains of a church built by Spanish explorers, who went on to occupy the area for 200 years. Continue through the park to see the Civil War battlefield where Confederate and Union troops clashed at the Battle of Glorieta Pass. Stop by the visitor's center beforehand to receive maps and a full history on the rich park. Bring plenty of water. A visit to Pecos National Historical Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Pecos travel route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This NHP is on the Sante Fe Trail. It has the ruins of a large Pueblo and mission church. The trail to the ruins is a great Spring and Fall walk (could get hot in summer and icy in winter). On...  more »
  • This is an excellent and well-maintained site. Go into the visitor center and get oriented, then watch the short film. If you are with someone in a wheel-chair or just does not walk to walk along...  more »
  • This little gem is tucked away in a beautiful valley where few people stop to see. If you are interested in our Native American history then this is well worth the visit. Great visitor Information center and be sure to watch the historical video before doing the one mile walk around the Pueblos.
  • It was a very informative and learning the history was a great experience. My wife and I walked up and down the trails around the different plaques and different ruins oh, and we had a great time. I recommend it to everyone oh, and please spend money that gift shop because I know that helps keep the upgrades and flush toilets working.

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